Cyrus Jones Named SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week
November 23, 2015
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama senior cornerback Cyrus Jones
was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Special Teams
Player of the Week following his performance against
Charleston Southern, the league office announced on Monday.
Playing his final game inside Bryant-Denny Stadium,
Jones put on a historic display by returning two punts
for touchdowns from 43 yards and a career-high 72 yards
out. He is the first player in school history to return
two punts for touchdowns in the same game, as well as
having punt returns for scores in back-to-back games.
His average of 57.5 yards per return is the highest
ever single-game mark by an Alabama player, while his
115 total return yards ranks as the fifth-most all-time.
Jones now leads the nation with three punt returns for
touchdowns and ranks second overall in total return
yards with 403.
Alabama will travel to Auburn this weekend for the
annual Iron Bowl matchup with the Tigers. The two teams
are set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS.